Tag: Price Negotiations

Why good real estate agents are becoming indispensable | BizWest

Why good real estate agents are becoming indispensable | BizWest

Sellers Faster Sales.  There have been several studies that demonstrate sellers who use an agent to sell their home sell it faster, on average, than those who choose to sell by themselves. In many cases, this can be a very valuable benefit (for example, if your job requires you to move). Higher Net Proceeds. A […]

Editorial: California needs prescription drug transparency | The Mercury News

Editorial: California needs prescription drug transparency | The Mercury News

Drug makers argue that the bill is a first step toward price controls that will decimate their research and development work. Pharmaceutical companies certainly deserve a reasonable return on their substantial investments in research and development. But if they reveal a pricing strategy that seems justified, it could have the opposite effect, relieving the pressure […]

What Does It Take To See Gentrification Before It Happens? | NPR

What Does It Take To See Gentrification Before It Happens? | NPR

Big data is a shorthand term for the insane amounts of information being generated by human beings in our digital world. From cellphones to credit card transactions to social media, we are all leaving digital contrails of almost all of our activity in the world. Learning how to harvest and analyze these digital traces en […]

Farmers Insurance asks court to block state review of auto rates and a possible refund order | LA Times

Farmers Insurance asks court to block state review of auto rates and a possible refund order | LA Times

The roots of the Farmers case are quite different, but ultimately involve the issue of whether the commissioner can order a retroactive rate cut or otherwise tinker with already approved rates. The case started with a 2015 lawsuit brought by Farmers customers who alleged that the company had been illegally charging some customers more than […]

Predictive Analytics in Insurance | Actuarial Post

Predictive Analytics in Insurance | Actuarial Post

2 – Take a strategic approach to deployment Implementation of predictive models is arguably one of the biggest hurdles within the whole process. During this phase, the models are integrated with existing systems. The best thing to do is take a strategic approach by starting deployment with a system that will make the output easy […]

Falling pound post-Brexit forces 260 job losses at Tonbridge firm Southern Salads | Kent News

Falling pound post-Brexit forces 260 job losses at Tonbridge firm Southern Salads | Kent News

Some 260 jobs have been lost at Kent food supplier Southern Salads after the Brexit-hit pound forced the company into administration. FRP Advisory has been appointed administrators of the Tonbridge-based firm, which will cease trading immediately, leaving hundreds of staff out of work. The family-run company operated for 30 years, weathering “competitive pricing pressures from […]

How to Get the Best Deal on EpiPen and Alternatives | Consumer Reports

How to Get the Best Deal on EpiPen and Alternatives | Consumer Reports

Despite a yearlong controversy over how EpiPen auto-injectors are priced, the lifesaving allergy medication is still far from cheap. EpiPen was back in the news Thursday when drugmaker Mylan and the federal government finalized a $465 million settlement over allegations that Mylan overcharged Medicaid for the EpiPen as well as a generic version. The settlement […]

Big pharma pricing out of control: Letters to the editor | DelawareOnline

Big pharma pricing out of control: Letters to the editor | DelawareOnline

Our politicians seem helpless against the abusive pricing activities of pharmaceutical companies.  We’ve seen crazy levels of price increases both in patented drugs and in life saving generic products that have no legitimate reason for 1,000 percent increases just because they are near monopolies for the companies who have seized control of their manufacture and distribution. […]

Natco shifts focus from US to India amidst pricing pressure and competition in former market | Moneycontrol.com

Natco shifts focus from US to India amidst pricing pressure and competition in former market | Moneycontrol.com

Natco’s move comes at a time when Indian drug makers, even mid-sized ones have expanded their R&D budgets and capital expenditure aimed at generics filings in US, the world’s largest and high margin market for generic drugs. It costs around USD 0.5 to 1 million for each ANDA filing. The cost of filing is in […]

Waste not, want not | The Kingston Whig-Standard

Waste not, want not | The Kingston Whig-Standard

One of the things I’ve been railing against lately is the growing number of “multi-buy” pricing strategies being used by Canadian supermarkets. These strategies include reduced prices when you buy two or more items, instead of offering discounts on single items. Nobody should be penalized for the “privilege” of purchasing one item. Multi-buy pricing puts […]